Arts News

If Mary Magdalene could retell the story of Jesus’ resurrection, what would she say?

New documentary tells the story of L’Arche and Canadian founder Jean Vanier

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Denver, Colo. – The French documentary “Summer in the Forest” depicts the lives of four disabled men and their unlikely friend: a philosopher born into a powerful and distinguished Canadian family, Jean Vanier.

Praying with paint: Iconography as a conversation with God

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Love and pictures go together. You can piece together who and what anybody loves by the pictures on their phone, the pictures they hang on their walls, the pictures pinned to their cubicle at work and the pictures they’ve posted to Facebook.

A biologist's epic tale from a Communist regime to the Canadian Arctic

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Wine from Raisins, A Life Transformed through Communist Gulag to Canadian Arctic by Josef Svoboda (Novalis, softcover, 240 pages, $27.95)

'It's the Lord, working through the music,' Catholic fiddler Natalie MacMaster says

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Whether or not St. Thomas Aquinas really said “he who sings prays twice,” it’s true.

For the sake of Oberammergau's Passion: Every ten years, Bavarian town becomes Calvary

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There are probably thousands of Passion plays put on around the world during the Easter season, but you would be hard pressed to find a more unique version than the one held in a small town in Germany’s Bavarian Alps.

Playwright presents the Catholic Church, world in human terms

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How much truth does it take to really set us free? A young journalist, a Latin American cardinal and the ghosts of his past set out to answer this difficult question about sin and redemption on the eve of a conclave that could well see the cardinal elected pope in the new play Omission.

Producer Pete Shilaimon captures his faith in films

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If faith is meant for all people, then it is also meant for the box office.

Priest follows the trail of three wise men

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When the story of Jesus’ birth is told in the same breath as the story of Santa Claus and Frosty the Snowman, it’s easy for the greatest story ever told to lose its weight as historical truth.

Sermon on the screen: Priest plays himself in 'Lady Bird'

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WASHINGTON – Part of a voice-over in the trailer for "Lady Bird" – playing over scenes from the movie and in between dialogue – comes from a homily delivered to Catholic high school students attending a school Mass in the beginning of the movie.